Photos: Black Cobra, Lo-Pan, Sunburster in Philly
Black Cobra, Lo-Pan and Sunburster recently lit up Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie venue with Blow The Scene‘s Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri on hand to deliver an exclusive set of photos for our viewing pleasure below the fold.
Black Cobra is reportedly working on new material. The new tracks are being penned towards a new full-length album to be completed in the first several months of 2015 for release later in the year. More details will emerge in the coming months.
Since 2001, the Black Cobra duo comprised of guitarist vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-Cavity) and drummer Rafa Martinez (ex-16, ex-Acid King) has unloaded a riveting and unique style of hardcore-induced doom metal. An introductory self-titled demo EP would get them immediately picked up by At A Loss Recordings who officially re-released the EP as well as their 2006 debut LP, Bestial, and 2007-released follow-up, Feather And Stone. These albums bridged by a split with Eternal Elysium on Diwphalanx Records. Black Cobra‘s destructive hymns and notoriously explosive live energy caught the attention of Southern Lord Recordings who signed the band for their acclaimed 2009 LP, Chronomega, as well as their most widely and positively received album to date, with 2011’s massive Invernal.
Supporting newest release Colossus on Small Stone Records, Ohio fuzz rockers, Lo-Pan called upon producer and engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his own Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn. Seeing worldwide adoration of critics, Rockandrollfables.com hails the effort stating, “If Torche and Roadsaw had a baby, the resulting bouncing baby boy would be Ohio’s LO-PAN. Take those sludgy riffs and clean vocals that bring to mind Roadsaw’s Craig Riggs and you have the recipe for something great. On Colossus, LO-PAN continually defy expectations to craft a monumentally monolithic masterpiece from start to finish.”
Philly’s Sunburster continue to support a 2013 full-length, SolarBipolar, released on Indian Teeth Records. The band recently wrapped a new recording session and resulting song for a split 7 inch with Musket Hawk on Unholy Anarchy Records. Also crafted during these sessions, new song “Loose Morals” that will see light via Anthropic Records‘ compilation “Anthrosphere Vol. 5.”
Listening samples and links for purchase/further investigation below.
All photos by Blow The Scene‘s Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)
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